Catch a Wave: Cash for Keats

Fundraising in the race for Cook County Board President has changed considerably in the last few days. Republican Roger Keats, who had previously reported just $30k for next week's election, got a massive infusion from Jack Roesser's Republican Renaissance committee. The Renaissance money -- $122K in less than a week -- has allowed Keats to go up on radio and do some mailings. Over the same time period, Democrat Toni Preckwinkle reported raising another $250K and she still has a 6:1 advantage. Green Tom Tresser's numbers are unchanged but it looks like someone (Roeser) hopes to catch a wave in this race. Time will tell.

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